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  • Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 19584)

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Spotted Harrier (Image ID 19749)

    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

  • Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 28290)

    Black-fronted Dotterel.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Regent Honeyeater (Image ID 25598)

    Regent Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 27238)

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

Gary KingMy wife Kerry (a great bird spotter) and I are originally from NSW but have resided in Hobart since 2001, where we are now retired.  My first degree is in Forest Science (ANU) and I also have a Master’s degree (by research) in Natural Resources (UNE).  The post-graduate degree had a wildlife management focus.  I have worked in forest management and forest research in NSW, Tasmania, New Zealand, Nepal (twice), Bhutan and Vietnam, and have published research in both national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.  Up until a few ago I was chairman of the Forest Practices Advisory Council in Tasmania.  I was formerly a member of the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team and the Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Team (Tas).  For the last ten years I have been involved in environmental audits of forest practices in Victoria.

My interest in birds has been lifelong, starting with keeping and breeding Australian finches as a boy through to assisting with bird surveys for environmental assessments and now that we have more time we are trying to see and photograph as many of Australia’s beautiful birds as possible.  Photography has been a growing passion, particularly over the last 5 years.  I do a lot of landscape photography on my travels chasing but not harassing birds.  In the last 12 month I have learnt the value of shooting in raw and I’m still working on mastering the post-processing software.

 

Recent Picks

Grey-crowned Babbler (Image ID 35009)
Grey-crowned Babbler
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 8
Whiskered Tern (Image ID 34966)
Whiskered Tern
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 22
Red-necked Stint (Image ID 34960)
Red-necked Stint
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 21
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 34950)
Red-rumped Parrot
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 17
Brown Thornbill (Image ID 34943)
Brown Thornbill
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 21
Long-toed Stint (Image ID 34932)
Long-toed Stint
David Newell
Viewed: 19
Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 34915)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 20
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34906)
Welcome Swallow
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 43
Slender-billed White-eye (Image ID 34901)
Slender-billed White-eye
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 16
Black Petrel (Image ID 34900)
Black Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 26

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